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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

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Address: , Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 2072449753
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: One of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.

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Great no matter what the weather, but different each time.

Totally depends on the circumstances around when you go there. This time, it was a sunny day and we climbed around on the rocks to get a better view. Last time (few years ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Totally depends on the circumstances around when you go there. This time, it was a sunny day and we climbed around on the rocks to get a better view. Last time (few years ago) it was cooler with the sun going down (which made for nice pics) but we had our jackets and enjoyed some nice hot chocolate while sitting... More 

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Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pretty lighthouse, lots of steep stairs and climbing over rocks to see this view. Worth visiting, but not much else to do once you have your pictures.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

TIP: Small parking lot, just be wait people don't stay long. Also, walk to the left side of it down by the rocks, you will get a great view of the light and excellent place for pics.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were so excited to see this lighthouse. When we pulled up it was hidden by trees. We walked down to the lighthouse only to see it from the side. While very maintained, the view from the side was just okay. The bells were displayed nicely. A full view of this lighthouse is only found by being on a boat... More 

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New Ipswich,NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great views from here and the lighthouse was inaccessible to the public. Nice stone steps to get down here. Nice place to stop for a quick visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Take the time to visit the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. Make sure to take the path at the end of the parking lot that takes you to a set of stairs that brings you beneath the light house for a gorgeous view.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We drove to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse in the morning around approximately 830/9am and there was almost no one there. There are 2 trails that access the light house. The trail to the left is a path that has wooden steps and an additional smaller trail that accesses the rocky shoreline from which the light house can be viewed from... More 

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snjmom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bass Harbor lighthouse is pretty and highly photographed. It makes a pretty picture if you are into photography. to look at it from below (looking up) you have to either be on a boat in the water or walk down (and then back up again) some very steep wooden steps. (The staircase is not easy). There is plenty of parking,... More 

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cute lighthouse but make sure to go along the multiple trails nearby. The scenery is absolutely amazing.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a US Coast Guard operated light. There is a small parking lot. The only way to really see it is to take a staircase down. At the bottom of the stairs the footing is tough. A few brave souls work their way out onto the rocks, but in my view this was tricky. Without doing that the views... More 

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